OCHO RIOS TO BENEFIT FROM UPGRADED MAIN STREET
Ocho Rios, St. Ann will soon be benefiting from an upgraded Main Street which serves as the major thoroughfare for pedestrians and motorists through the resort town. This is being made possible through the Ocho Rios Main Street Improvement Project which forms a part of the overall multi-billion dollar redevelopment programme for the town of Ocho Rios being led by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC).
The eight (8) month project which is valued at JMD$160 million will see various government agencies collaborating in this phase extending for 400 metres from the Island Village Complex to the Ocean Village Shopping Centre. The works will include upgrading and repaving of the road, upgrading of drainage and water mains, landscaping works and widening of sidewalks.
The UDC has design and general project management responsibility for the Main Street works with the National Works Agency carrying out duties as contract administrators and the National Water Commission implementing the pipeline replacement works aspect. The Ocho Rios Main Street Improvement Project is funded by the Tourism Enhancement Fund with Chin’s Construction Ltd as contractors.
Agreement has been reached between stakeholder agencies and work is scheduled to begin September 25, 2017. Motorists are being encouraged to obey the instructions of the flagmen on the ground as all efforts will be made to minimize any disruption to commerce in the town during the busy tourist season.
Customer queries and feedback can be directed to the National Works Agency’s Communication Department at 926-3210-9.
For further information, please contact
The Corporate Relations and Marketing Department
Urban Development Corporation
12 Ocean Boulevard
Tel: (876) 922-8310-4